CONTENTS

 

PREFACE

IN A NUTSHELL

INTRODUCTION

 

PART I: POPULAR VERSUS MATURE   RELIGION

 

RELIGION VERSUS CHURCH 

TRUE BELIEVERS VERSUS SOCIAL PRACTITIONERS

CREATIVE PROCESS

FAST TRACK

  A. SUMMARY DIFFERENCES

  B. EXPLANATIONS

ILLUSIONS

IDOLATRY

BELIEFS

MATURITY

CONSCIOUSNESS

GOD

BODY

WORLD

DEATH

SEX

SIN

MIND

ANSWERS

CHANGE

TRUTH

MYSTERY

LOVE

SALVATION

MEANING

JUSTICE

REWARDS

HELPING OTHERS

MORALITY

RESPONSIBILITY

COMMUNION

EVANGELISM

APPROVAL

WORSHIP

THEIR THINKING

PERFECTION

ANXIETY

POSTURE

ANALYSIS

HUMAN NATURE

 

PART II: PRACTICE

 

EATING IDEAS

PRACTICING MATURE RELIGION

BECOMING WHOLE

REPRESSION

GENDER AND MATURITY

RELATING TO POPULAR RELIGION

 

PART III: THEORY

 

ANALYSIS OF POPULAR RELIGION

FOLLY OF PREACHING

ORIGIN OF RELIGION

GENDER DIFFERENCES

NATURE OF MATURE RELIGION

RESULTS OF MATURE RELIGION

LIMITATIONS OF MATURE RELIGION

EARMARKS OF POPULAR RELIGIONS

RESULTS OF POPULAR RELIGION

POPULAR SECULAR RELIGIONS

ROOTS OF WAR, TERRORISM, RAPE, AND JEALOUS HUSBANDS

INSTINCTS, REPRESSION, AND PROJECTION

BREATHING AND THINKING

TEACHING RELIGION

MATURE RELIGIOUS PREACHING

RELIGION VERSUS SCIENCE

 

PART IV: RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE

 

WHY USE RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE?

REAL AWE

NATURALISM

LANGUAGE ANALYSIS

CASE FOR RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE

SECULAR LANGUAGES

LANGUAGES IN THERAPY

 

PART V: RELIGIOUS THERAPY

 

GOD TALK

RELIGION AND MENTAL ILLNESS

CASE FOR RELIGIOUS COUNSELING

LIMITATIONS OF SECULAR THERAPY

COUNSELING PRINCIPLES

AS WE LOVE OURSELVES

MATURE RELIGIOUS COUNSELING

 

CREATIVE PROCESS: SUMMARY

 

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